Month: May 2014
After signing my National Letter of Intent with the University of Central Arkansas, there is still lots of work to be done. With just 54 days left until I step on campus, I must prepare hastily for the task ahead of me. To be a Division 1 athlete in the NCAA is going to be an arduous task. Division 1 basketball differs greatly from high school basketball Alberta. For starters, I will not be the same top dog I was on my high school team. Roles will change and everything is earned. Next year, I will be the baby of the group. To thrive in the NCAA intensity, speed, mental toughness and discipline all must be at a high level. In the 8 weeks left I have to prepare, my trainers have me firing on all cylinders. The goal is to get me prepared for the July Workouts that will be at Central Arkansas. The preparation itself is a difficult task and will require not only physical but mental fortitude on my behalf. I am fortunate enough to have both a strength and conditioning coach, as well as a basketball trainer and both respectively are doing their best to prepare me for the road ahead. Coming from a smaller high school with a highly underdeveloped athletics program, any help I can receive to prepare for next year is just a bonus. I am thoroughly excited to play basketball in the United States, as it has always been a childhood dream of mine. It is going to be a blessing to play for such excellent and knowledgeable coaches, who want the best for their student athletes. In the summer months, you can catch me in the gym, soaking up information like a sponge.